Ventura Shines as Royals Rough Up Keuchel, Take Series from Astros

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Six days ago, Kansas City's front office had seen enough of Yordano Ventura. After allowing six runs in four innings against the Pirates, the Royals demoted their Opening Day starter to Omaha. He was recalled the next day after the Jason Vargas injury, but Dayton Moore got his message across to the 24 year-old Ventura. On a day when the Royals acquired All Star starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, Ventura had no...

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Too Hot to Handle: Royals Drop Opener to Astros and Dominant Kazmir

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In Friday’s series opener with the surprising Houston Astros, there was really only one main story: the debut of Scott Kazmir. The newly acquired Astros pitcher was brilliant, throwing seven strong innings, giving up only three singles along the way. The Royals simply could not get anything going against the veteran left-hander, as he lowered his ERA to a sterling 2.24 on the year. His opponent on the hill...

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The Clock is Ticking: The Royals need for Starting Pitching

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Jason Vargas is done for the year, Yordano Ventura is struggling, and Chris Young is wearing down.  What will Dayton Moore and Ned Yost do?   I was sitting in the left field bleachers of Busch Stadium watching Chris Young and Salvador Perez do long toss prior to Thursday’s make-up game against the St. Louis Cardinals.  I noticed, on more than one occasion, that the 6’10”...

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The Time for the Royals is Now

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com There is no doubt surprisingly one of the Royals biggest question marks this year is their starting pitching. Injuries, inconstancy, and even suspensions have proven this rotation to be far from solid. The rotation has vastly changed since the start of the season in April due to these struggles. With injuries plaguing many of the starters including fiery young Yordano Ventura who rarely finished a game without...

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Royals Take Series Behind Dominant Volquez

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com With two outs in the eighth inning, the third straight sellout crowd at Kauffman Stadium came to it’s feet. Why? They were applauding Edinson Volquez and his nearly eight strong innings. The offense, featuring not one, but two, home runs, was able to provide enough run support.   Follow @RoyalsBlue_com It seems like there have been plenty of nights here lately where the Royals needed their starter to...

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Vargas to have Tommy John Surgery

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Jason Vargas was officially off of the DL for 26 pitches before he had to leave Tuesday's game with "Elbow Discomfort."  MRI's today showed that Vargy had a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament and he is going in for evaluation for Tommy John Surgery.  This is the normal surgery that follows such an injury. Previous Royals who have had the same have been Danny Duffy, Luke...

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Vargas Goes Down Again – Royals Rotation Once Again a Question Mark

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Conrad McGorkin   Yordano “Ace” Ventura has struggled in 2015. Fortunately for the Royals, his struggles haven’t really hurt the Royals in the standings. The AL Central’s leader won again tonight, 3-1, after six pitchers combined to out-duel MLB’s wins-leader Gerrit Cole and the Pirates 3-1 behind a 3-run eighth inning after NOT having two runners on at the same time in an...

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Find A Way: Royals Break Out in 8th to Steal Game Two From Pirates

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In Tuesday’s second game of the interleague series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, fans saw the return of Jason Vargas from his second stint on the disabled list. That return would be short-lived, however. In the 2nd inning, after giving up a leadoff double off the top of the wall then getting a strikeout, Vargas pulled up after a pitch looking at his left arm. He tried one more pitch, but the pain did not...

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